The Nama J2 and the Kuvings AUTO10 are considered batch or hands-free juicers. This sub-category of cold press juicers took off in the Fall of 2021 with the release of the Nama J2, which has gained cult status with over 10,000 5-star reviews. Two years later, Kuvings released their first hands-free juicer, the AUTO10. Immediately, customers wanted to know which was better, Nama J2 vs Kuvings AUTO10. I’m here to tell you about both and give you my final verdict on the better batch juicer. Let’s dive right in!
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Quick View: Nama J2 vs Kuvings AUTO10
The Nama J2
The Nama J2 took hands-free juicing out of obscurity when it hit the market in 2021, selling out in a week. Since then, over 10,000 customers have given this juicer a 5-star review. Why is it one of the top-selling juicers in the industry? They made three key innovations:
- Large 5.25-inch Batching Hopper – At the time of release, the J2 had the largest batching hopper in the industry. Its size allows for whole ingredients to be dropped in without chopping. If the produce fits, you can juice it. Whole apples, beets, and even pineapple juice just fine.
- Wide, Hinged Pulp Chute – The pulp chute is a pain point for most juicers, clogging during juicing and a real pain to clean. Nama fixed this on the J2 by making it wider and hinged. I’ve rarely seen it clog, and by opening it up, cleaning is super simple.
- Fast Prep & Clean-Up – The large batching hopper combined with auto-cut technology means virtually no produce prep work is needed before you juice. Outside of removing things you don’t juice (crowns of pineapple, citrus peel, peach pits, etc) if it fits into the hopper, you can juice it. Also, having designed the J2 with minimal parts that are easy to clean, your clean-up time is super quick. I’ve timed myself at 3 minutes and 30 seconds from start to finish.
To take a deep-dive into what makes the Nama J2 tick, read my Full Nama J2 Review.
The Kuvings AUTO10
Two years later, Kuvings released their first hands-free juicer, the Kuvings AUTO10. It’s clear that they intended to go head-to-head with the Nama J2, and they upped the ante with three notable upgrades:
- Largest Batching Hopper Available – The AUTO10’s batching hopper is 3 liters (100 oz), nearly double the capacity of the Nama J2. This means even quicker juicing capabilities.
- Wide Clog-Free Pulp Chute – Kuvings made their pulp chute even wider. I’ve tested it with all sorts of produce, and it’s not clogged once, whereas the Nama J2’s pulp chute sometimes has a bit of trouble with pineapple and greens. It, too, hinges open for easy cleaning.
- More Powerful Motor – The AUTO10 boasts the most powerful motor amongst hands-free juicers at a hefty 240 watts, allowing a 45-minute continual run time. The Nama J2’s motor is still a powerful 200-watt model, just not as robust as the AUTO10, with a 30-minute continual run time.
- Largest Batching Hopper: 3-Liters
- Hands-Free Juicing
- Most Powerful Batch Juicer Motor Available
- Makes Juice, Smoothies, Nut Milk, and Sorbets
- Juices the Hardest & Most Fibrous Produce with Ease
- No Clogging with Redesigned Pulp Chute
- Substantially Heavier Than Competitors
- Doesn't Fit On Countertop Under Cabinets
- Citrus Attachment Sold Separately
Read my Kuvings AUTO10 Review for all the details of this hands-free juicer machine.
It’s a Matter of Price
To answer which is better, the Nama J2 vs Kuvings AUTO10, is honestly a matter of price. Both are truly excellent machines. The upgraded size and power you get with the AUTO10 come at an additional $150 price tag. So, it boils down to what you value more: Enhanced Performance or Price.
Have you used the Nama J2 or the Kuvings AUTO10? Any questions about either? Let us know in the comments!